Adult Class Descriptions

Register now for the spring 2017 session 

Spring Session                                                                                                                      April 24 through the week of May 29, 2017 (6 weeks)

Class Registration:  Please register at least one week in advance of the class start date. Classes with low enrollment will be closed 3 - 5 business days before the first class.  

Cancellation Policy: A refund is given to students who cancel 10 days or more prior to the class start date.  Students who cancel enrollment within 10 days of the first class will not receive a refund.  

If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, registrants will be notified by email or phone within 24 – 48 hours of the first class. Registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to another class or issued a refund.

If you have any questions, please call 864-735-3948 or email liz@artcentergreenville.org

*Please note:  Class descriptions are listed alphabetically by medium category.


David Bernardy, Collage Playground

David Bernardy, Collage Playground

2D Mixed Media:  Collage Playground

Instructor:  David Bernardy

6 week Class starting Tuesday, April 25

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

This course explores the creative, narrative, and visual tensions that occur when you place one image next to a contrasting image. Colors change, stories form, stories collide. These images may be hand-drawn or photo-copied, clipped from magazines or ripped off food tins; they may be copies of family snapshots, old postcards, abused textbooks, or the ephemera in a junk drawer. We will collect and create these images, then combine them on a variety of surfaces: canvases, repurposed book covers, cast-off lumber, or thrift store furniture.  Students will learn a variety of techniques of image transfer to add layers to work. The instructor will use guided prompts as a starting place for image-making, then allow students to explore their own visual interests.  This class is open to students of any skill level; it is particularly useful for those who may consider themselves "reluctant drawers" but who want to explore color, composition, layering and alternative image-making. Instructor will provide a supply list.

 
David Bernardy, The Artist's Journal

David Bernardy, The Artist's Journal

2D Mixed Media: The Artist's Journal

Instructor:  David Bernardy

6 week class starting Tuesday, April 25

9:30 am - 12:30pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

This class explores the reciprocal relationship between creative writing and visual arts. As such, it is designed as a hybrid class, leading students through creative writing prompts and using those written pieces as inspiration for image-making. Conversely, class will also make images with the intention of writing about them. Ultimately, students will explore the ways that language and visual art speak to each other and how we can collaborate with these two parts of our creative imagination.  The class will use methods of collage and mixed media painting, as well as basic book making. This class is open to all skill levels and is particularly suited for students who may be "reluctant drawers" but who want to explore their creative capacities. Instructor will provide a supply list.

 
Hayley Douglas, Ceramics: Textured Forms from Clay Tiles

Hayley Douglas, Ceramics: Textured Forms from Clay Tiles

Ceramics:  Textured Forms from Clay Tiles

Instructor:  Hayley Douglas

6 week class starting Wednesday, April 26

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $305 (price includes materials fee for 1 25 lb. bag of clay, glazes,up to 3 firings)/ $285 Members

The course will focus on cultivating an elaborate pattern onto a clay tile, creating a clay relief that can be used to imprint textures and designs on the surface of clay.  Tiles will be used to create pressed decorations that will be incorporated into slab built forms.  Class will also experiment with alternate means of decorating textured forms with underglaze and glaze.  Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, bisque firing and a glaze firing.  

 
Carrie Creech, Ceramics: Exploration in Hand-Building Techniques

Carrie Creech, Ceramics: Exploration in Hand-Building Techniques

Ceramics:  Exploration In Hand Building Techniques

Instructor:  Carrie Creech

6 week class starting Monday, April 24

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $305 (price includes materials fee for 1 25 lb. bag of clay, glazes,up to 3 firings)/ $285 Members

Hand building is an essential conversation to begin exploring clay in its limitations and possibilities.  This class will introduce three foundational techniques of hand building with slab, pinch & coil construction, with our main concentration with coils. From there our study will take us to ancient’s coil work with these processes to challenge the scale and explore surface finishes in sgraffito. Students will translate old world hand building in clay to their own modern day perspectives. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, bisque firing and a glaze firing. 

 
Daniel Bare, Ceramics: Plates & Serving Forms for Special Occasions

Daniel Bare, Ceramics: Plates & Serving Forms for Special Occasions

Ceramics:  Plates & Serving Forms for Special Occasions

Instructor:  Daniel Bare

6 week class starting Tuesday, April 25

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $305 (price includes materials fee for 1 25 lb. bag of clay, glazes,up to 3 firings)/ $285 Members

This specialized course offers a study of plates in various forms, from sushi trays to service platters. Participants will experience how to make innovative shapes and plate forms with hand-built components. Students also learn to finish their pots using resist decorating and glazing techniques.  Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, bisque firing and a glaze firing. 

 
Nathan Bertling, Intro to Drawing

Nathan Bertling, Intro to Drawing

Drawing:  Introduction to Drawing

Instructor:  Nathan Bertling

6 week class starting Wednesday, April 26

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Learn to sketch with pencil, charcoal, chalk, and pen on a variety of surfaces.  Gain an understanding of this fundamental artistic skill useful in all visual arts disciplines. In the Introduction to Drawing class you will learn basic drawing concepts in the areas of: line drawing & mass drawing; values & "emphasis," and proportion & perspective.  What's more, this six-week class will give you greater self-awareness while drawing, as well as a better grasp of the range of drawing materials & media available for creative expression.

 
Terry Davenport, Intro to Drawing 

Terry Davenport, Intro to Drawing 

Drawing:  Introduction to Drawing (morning class)

Instructor:  Terry Davenport

6 week class starting Monday, April 24

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Learn to sketch with pencil, charcoal and pen to gain an understanding of the fundamental artistic skill useful in all visual arts disciplines. In the Introduction to Drawing class you will learn basic drawing concepts in the areas of line drawing, perspective and shading, as well as studies in drawing facial features and organic shapes found in plant life and trees.  Class will also include contour drawings and quick sketches of familiar subjects to increase mind-hand coordination. The six week class will culminate with a finished drawing of the displayed still life. Instructor will provide a supply list.

 
David Bernardy, Illustration: The Sequential Narrative

David Bernardy, Illustration: The Sequential Narrative

Illustration:  The Sequential Narrative

Instructor:  David Bernardy

6 week class starting Tuesday, April 25

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $190 / $170 members

(Open to young adults & adults 12+) Picture Books, Graphic Novels, Comic Strips, and Film Storyboards—all these are “sequential narrative art.” This class will explore the demands and similarities of these forms, creating original characters and developing original stories.  Class will offer the basics of character development, storyboarding, cinematic layouts and visual pacing. By the end of class, students should have a rough draft of a Picture Book –called a dummy book—or a scene from a comic book.  Instructor will provide a supply list.

 
Kate Furman, Intro to Jewelry Fabrication

Kate Furman, Intro to Jewelry Fabrication

Jewelry:  Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication

Instructor:  Kate Furman

6 week class starting Wednesday, April 26

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $305 (price includes supplies) / $285 Members

For the beginning jewelry student interested in learning wax modeling, metal piecing, cold-connections and basic jewelry design skills or the continuing jewelry student seeking to improve jewelry making techniques.  Six-week instruction will include wax carving and fabrication for lost wax casting, basic metal fabrication through cold connections and adornment through found materials.  (Please note: class material fees do not cover casting costs. Instructor will explain and discuss these fees.)

 
Kate Furman, Continuing Jewelry Fabrication

Kate Furman, Continuing Jewelry Fabrication

Jewelry:  Continuing Jewelry Fabrication

Instructor:  Kate Furman

6 week class starting Wednesday, April 26

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $305 (price includes supplies) / $285 Members

This class is primarily for the “continuous” jewelry student. It is a work and critique space for students interested in developing their wax modeling, metal piecing, cold-connections and designing skills. Students with some experience in jewelry fabrication are encouraged to work at their own pace on their own bodies of work.  Students with limited experience in jewelry fabrication will receive more direction from the instructor.  Class demos will be determined by student need.  (Please note: class material fees do not cover casting costs. Instructor will explain and discuss these fees.)

 
Terry Davenport, Intro to Still Life: Painting & Drawing

Terry Davenport, Intro to Still Life: Painting & Drawing

Introduction to Still Life:  Painting & Drawing

Instructor:  Terry Davenport

6 week class starting Tuesday, April 25

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249/$229 Members

Learn to sketch and paint a still life on canvas. Work with your choice of oil or acrylics to learn the basics of mixing colors and refining your painting skills. Gain confidence with small studies in dealing with glass reflections, folds, drapes, lighting, and perspective. Instructor will provide a supply list.

 
Diarmuid Kelly, Oil Painting: A Simple Approach to Realism

Diarmuid Kelly, Oil Painting: A Simple Approach to Realism

Oil Painting:  A Simple Approach to Realism

Instructor:  Diarmuid Kelly

6 week class starting Monday, April 24

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Study the oil painting techniques used by the masters to elevate your oil painting skills.  The Oil Painting:  A Simple Approach to Realism class will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting including; composition, how to arrange your paints properly on your palette, which brushes to use and when, color tone and value, perspective, underpainting and capturing detail.  In six weeks you will gain an understanding of the skills that make oil paint a forgiving medium that allows any imperfections to be easily corrected. Instructor will provide a supply list.

 
Dumah Morgan, Pet Portraits in Acrylic

Dumah Morgan, Pet Portraits in Acrylic

Painting:  Pet Portraits in Acrylic

Instructor:  Dumah Morgan

6 week class starting Monday, April 24

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Learn to paint a portrait of your pet that captures their personality, energy, and charm. The instructor will teach you how to pick the best photo or how to use a combination of multiple photos to ensure an aesthetically pleasing composition. Using acrylic paint, the instructor will teach you color matching, different brush strokes for painting fur, and expressive techniques to capture the energy that your pet has. All skill levels are welcome. Materials not included, a supply list will be provided by the instructor.

 
Dwight Rose, Transparent Watercolor

Dwight Rose, Transparent Watercolor

Painting: Transparent Watercolor

Instructor:  Dwight Rose

6 week class starting Wednesday, April 26

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

An introduction to the fundamentals of watercolor painting that encourages experimentation with the medium.  Learn the properties of color, a vital exercise to becoming more fluid, fresh and transparent in your color mixes. This class will also help the student in achieving good color harmony, with plenty of individual attention, critiques, corrective techniques and demonstrations.  Subjects will vary from still-life, landscape and floral. Some prior experience in drawing and watercolor painting would be helpful but not required.  Instructor will provide a supply list.

 
Joann Benzinger, Intro to Adobe Lightroom

Joann Benzinger, Intro to Adobe Lightroom

Photography:  Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Instructor:  Joann Benzinger

6 week class starting Thursday, April 27

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

In this six week class students will learn how to use the Lightroom Library Module and it's variables to build, organize and manage a catalog of photographs.  Learn to understand presets, collections, flags, tags and key-wording and use the Develop module and its collection of tools to edit photographs. Learn the difference between saturation and vibrance, cloning and healing, highlights and whites, how to batch process a group of photos.  Students will also learn what to consider before exporting photos for social media or printing them and how to get the best results when you do.  Students will need to bring a laptop and have access to Adobe Lightroom software either as a stand-alone program or as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.